Cristiano Ronaldo's 2020 earnings place him fifth on Forbes' celebrity rich list and make him the first billionaire footballer in history.
Ronaldo's $105m pre-tax earnings place him fourth on Forbes' celebrity rich list, incidentally, a chart that is topped by Kylie Jenner who netted a cool $590m for the year. CR7 is only the third athlete in history to hit career earnings of a $1bn after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather.
🌟 2020 Forbes celebrity rich list
- 🕶 Kylie Jenner: $590m
- 👟 Kanye West: $170m
- 🎾 Roger Federer: $106m
- ⚽️ Cristiano Ronaldo: $105m
- ⚽️ Lionel Messi: $104m
- 🎥 Tyler Perry: $97m
- ⚽️ Neymar: $95.5m
- 📻 Howard Stern: $90m
- 🏀 LeBron James: $88.2
- 🗿 Dwayne Johnson: $87.5
🔑 Key points
- Cristiano Ronaldo made a total of $105m in the 2019-20 season, making him the top-earning footballer in the world.
- Lionel Messi came in second with $104m, Neymar third with $95.5m & Mohamed Salah 4th with $35.1m.
- Roger Federer was the top-earning sportsperson overall having made $106.m pre-tax in 2020.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's long-standing rivalry is clearly one that's battled on and off the pitch with the iconic pair contending with their status not only as footballers but global celebrities too.